Conscious Holidays Guide: 15 Sustainable Gift Ideas

Conscious Holidays Guide: 15 Sustainable Gift Ideas

The holiday season is in full blast and it’s time to start thinking about gifts. 

It’s important to remember that the holiday season is not about getting hundreds of expensive gifts for every family member and acquaintance. 

For the sake of our planet, it’s time to remember the real meaning behind the holidays… To be with those you love, to share food and conversation, and to honor those who came before us. Gifts are fun! But buying unnecessary stuff for the sake of buying is putting a heavy burden on our planet. 

At Gosili, we want to invite you to move away from mindless consumerism into responsable shopping. We’re not trying to stop you from buying gifts for your loved ones, but buy things they need and from companies who care. 

With the power of your money, you can support companies who are working to protect our planet.

GoSili’s Gift Guide for Celebrating the Holidays Responsibly! 

This list is curated by the Gosili Team with brands who are walking the walk and making efforts to create products that have a low impact on our planet. Let’s dive in! 

Gifts under $25

1. Natural Candles

Natural candles make for thoughtful gifts— but make sure to buy the non-toxic, sustainable kind. Our pick for the best natural candles is P.F. Candle Co. 

Eco features: 

     - Vegan & cruelty-free
     - Phthalates-free
     - Made in the USA
     - Gives back to the community

Gifts start at $14 USD. Shop here

2. Incense 

Incense is ideal to create a relaxing space at home or the office. And they make great small gifts for friends or family members. Province Apothecary has high-quality, eco-friendly incense you’ll love!

Eco features:

     - Vegan & cruelty-free
     - Non-toxic
     - 1% For The Planet 

Sets start at $16. Shop here. 

3. Reusable Silicone Cups 

A person holding a pink Reusable Silicone Cup in front of a white Christmas tree
The gift that keeps on giving! Silicone reusables make for a useful, long-lasting gift anyone would love— kids and adults. And Gosili put together the perfect gift sets for you. 

Eco features: 

     - Vegan
     - Non-toxic 
     - Plastic-free
     - Small business 
     - Gives back to the community

The perfect to-go silicone cup starts at $15. Shop here

4. Natural Herbal Tea 

A warming, nourishing gift— loose leaf tea. The perfect detail for when you don’t know what to get. And the perfect eco-conscious tea is Masha Tea. 

Eco features:

     - Small business
     - Plastic-free
     - Vegan & cruelty-free
     - Made in the USA 

Starts at $24. Shop here. 

5. Natural Food Wrapper 

Natural food wrappers help you preserve food longer while keeping the kitchen in style. Bee’s Wrap has all kinds of cute designs to choose from. 

Eco features:

     - Vegan (they also have non-vegan beeswax wrappers) 
     - Certified B Corp
     - Reusable
     - Made in the US 

Sets start at $18.99. Shop here. 

Gifts under $50

6. Cozy, Eco-Conscious Pajamas 

The Girlfriend Collective has earth-friendly, cozy pajamas anyone would love. 

Eco features:

     - Biodegradable
     - Recycled fibers
     - Natural dyes 

Pajamas start at $38. Shop here

7. Reusable Water Bottle 

A stainless steal water bottle sitting on the ground with nature as background
Perfect to help someone jumpstart their sustainable habits. Healthy Human has long-lasting stainless steel water bottles that keep drinks hot or cold for up to 24 hours. 

Eco features:

     - Give back 1%
     - B Corp Certified
     - Reusable
     - Non-toxic

32 oz bottle starts at $32.99. Shop here

8. Unisex Beanie 

A perfect gift for the cozy season— a nature-inspired beanie from Tentree. It’s made from recycled water bottles and merino wool to help you stay nice and warm. 

Eco-features:

     - Made from recycled fibers
     - Eco-friendly sourcing
     - Climate-neutral
     - B Corp certified

Starts at $30. Shop here.

9. Zero Waste Shopping Kit 

Trying to help friends and family begin their sustainable journey? This kit is a perfect place to start. It has everything you need to make your weekly trip to the grocery store waste-free— including produce bags, string bags, and jars with tare weight. 

Eco features:

     - Plastic-free

Starts at $38. Shop here. 

10. The Reusable Straw Silicone Set 

Help tackle plastic pollution by gifting endlessly reusable silicone straws! They’re soft, easy to clean (dishwasher safe!), and the perfect gift for anyone. This set includes different sizes and colors of reusable silicone straws as well as travel tins to take them anywhere!

Eco-features: 

     - Vegan
     - Non-toxic
     - Plastic-free
     - Small business
     - Gives back to the community

Starts at $35.95. Shop here. 


Gifts Under $100

11. A Sustainable Backpack for Any Occasion 

This backpack by United by Blue is the perfect gift for those constantly on the move. Perfect for hiking, traveling, or city-living. 

Eco features: 

     - Made from upcycled plastic
     - 
Ethical Manufacturing
     - B Corp certified 

Starts at $98. Shop here. 

12. Silver Spun Socks for Healthy Feet 

These earth-friendly socks are spun with pure silver to give your feet the ultimate wellness experience. They are the perfect gift for those with stinky feet since the silver keeps them fresh and smelling good. 

Eco-features: 

     - Small business
     - 
Naturally-dyed
     - Made in the US
     - Uses recycled fibers 

Starts at $76 for a bundle. Shop here.

13. The Ocean Hero Set of Reusable Silicone Cups 

Four Ocean-Inspired Silicone Cups sitting on a white table
Save the oceans and gift sustainably this season with this full set of reusable silicone goods. This set supports ocean conservation while giving you everything you need to ditch single-use plastics. The set includes 4 ocean-inspired silicone cups, straws, and lids. 

Eco features: 

     - Support ocean conservation
     - Endlessly reusable
     - Vegan
     - Non-toxic
     - Plastic-free
     - Small business
     - Gives back to the community

Starts at $55.98. Shop here

14. An Apron for the Eco-Conscious Chef 

Treat your favorite chef to the ultimate linen apron from LinenCasa— the perfect gift for cooking lovers! This long-lasting apron is lint-free and anti-bacterial. The stone-washed finish makes it soft and textured. 

Eco features: 

     - Family-owned
     - Dyed naturally and sustainably
     - OEKO-Tex Standard 100 Certified

Starts at $75. Shop here.

15. A Speaker for the Outdoor Adventurer 

This natural sound amplifier takes your phone speaker and makes it 4 times louder. Since it doesn’t need electricity, it’s perfect for camping and outdoor adventures. 

Eco features: 

     - Made from sustainably sourced wood
     - Ethical Manufacturing
     - Handmade 

Starts at $59. Shop here.

3 Sustainable Marketplaces for all Your Gift Needs 

Still not sure what to get? Check out these eco-conscious marketplaces! All their products are curated, so you only get sustainable brands! 

The Package Free Shop

Earth Hero

Wonderful Things

2 Sustainable Gift Wrapping Options

Wrapping paper is non-recyclable and it creates over 4 million tons of waste every year. The good news is that there are alternatives that are just as beautiful without the harmful effects on our planet. 

This year, wrap your gifts sustainably! These companies make it possible:

Wrapply— eco-friendly wrapping paper

Wrappr— reusable, eco-conscious wrapping solutions 

How are you celebrating responsibly this holiday season? Let us know in the comments! 

Shop for all our sustainable holiday gifts sets! 

 

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